The Full Harvest Moon Will Light up the Night Sky
The full moon this month is called the Harvest Moon, or some may call it a Full Corn Moon. It gets its name due to the close proximity to the fall equinox.
The moon will be full at 3:05 p.m. EDT, and remember the moon always rises around sunset when it’s full because the Earth at that time is directly between the moon and the sun. Check your area for when the moon rises to view your best time to see the full moon.
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There will also be a minor eclipse– called a penumbral eclipse. This is when the edge of the Earth’s shadow partially dims the full moon. You can only view this penumbral eclipse from the eastern hemisphere.
As the moon rises tonight you may be able to see Mars and Saturn. Mercury may be visible early Saturday as the moon sets in the west.
This event is one you won’t want to miss. Here is a look at the cloud cover tonight over the Nation.
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For WeatherNation; Meteorologist Kylee Miller